Investorside Conference Next Wednesday


New York – Investorside Research Association, the trade association for independent research providers, will be holding its Members’ Day conference Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the New York Athletic Club.  The event is open to prospective members as well as current members. Asset managers and compliance officers are also welcome.

The agenda (below) includes updates on macro and micro trends impacting the research industry, regulatory topics, and the M&A environment for research firms.  The session will also feature an innovative ‘working lunch’ to engage members on topics central to the industry.  The keynote will be a ‘fireside chat’ with Harald Malmgren, an expert on world trade and investment flows who has worked with four U.S. presidents.  Malmgren was in Japan when the recent quake and tsunami hit, and will have insights to share on this and other current topics.

Members’ Day was originally scheduled for February 3rd in Washington DC, but was rescheduled because of a blizzard.

Full agenda below:

Members’ Day, Investorside Research Association

April 6, 2011 – New York Athletic Club – NYC

8:00 AM – 05:30 PM

08:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration

08:30 AM Welcoming Remarks – Richard Leggett, Chairman, Investorside Research Association

08:45 – 09:00 AM Independent Research Industry Overview – Sandy Bragg, President & CEO, Integrity Research

09:00 –10:15 AM Macro Trends: The Future of Research – Moderator – John Eade, CEO, Argus Research – Laurie Berke, Principal, Tabb Group – Jonathan Boersma, Executive Director, CFA Institute – Bud Morton, State of Connecticut Investment Advisory Council – Damon Munchus, Managing Director, Cypress Group

  • Review of macro trends impacting research: CSAs/CCAs, Aftermath of the Global Research Analyst Settlement, regulatory and legislative trends

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 11:45 AM Regulatory Issues and Initiatives – Moderator – David Good, CFO, Creditsights – David M. Furbush, Partner, Pillsbury – Stephanie Nicolas, Partner, Wilmer Hale – Lee Pickard, Senior Partner, Pickard & Djinis – Neil Simon, Vice President for Government Relations, Investment Advisors Association

  • Current regulatory, legislative and legal issues, including Dodd Frank, insider trading probes, SEC and recent court decisions

11:45 – 12:35 PM A Keynote Conversation with Harald Malmgren, Economist, Global Strategist, Former Deputy U S Trade Representative, advisor to President’s Johnson, Nixon and Ford & Founding Principal, Malmgren Global, LLC

12:35 – 02:00 PM Building a Better Investorside for the Future –Facilitated working lunch – constructive dialogue, member idea generation, formulation of potential solutions to the major issues currently facing our industry – Facilitator – Richard Leggett, Chairman

02:00 – 03:15 PM Micro Trends: Navigating Today’s Uncertain Environment – Moderator – Stanton Green, CEO, OTR Global – Michael Mayhew, Chairman, Integrity Research – Alvin Kressler, Research Product Manager, Bloomberg Tradebook, LLC., Nick Colas, Chief Market Strategist, ConvergEx Group, Tony Berkman, CEO, ITG Investment Research

  • Review of micro trends impacting research including distribution, compliance, payments

03:15 – 04:30 PM Industry Consolidation and Financing – Moderator- Rich Leggett, CEO, Business Intelligence Advisors – Chris Young, Managing Director, Berkery Noyes M&A Practice Jim Tanner, Executive Vice President & Head of Distribution, Wall Street on Demand Mike Cichowski, Principal, Edison Ventures – Doug Atkins, Portfolio Manager- FinTech Fund at Guggenheim Partners

  • Review of M&A topics including acquisitions, potential investors, valuation multiples, and exit strategies

04:30 – 05:00 PM Investorside Research Awards & Closing Remarks – John Scott, CFA, Investorside Advisory Board Member-Richard Leggett, Chairman of Investorside

05:00 PM Reception

Register at  Registration is $75 for members and $150 for non-members.

Sponsors: Berkery Noyes, Knight, ITG, Montieth & Co


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